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  • Narberth, Pennsylvania

“Lads of Swampoodle” Documentary Film Premiere

April 4, 7 pm10 pm.
Free Admission
Our “Lads of Swampoodle” Documentary will Premiere at St. Joseph’s University, Thursday-April 4th, 7:00-9:30 P.M.
The film is produced by American Veterans Media (27 Crusaders, Edison 64, Wages of War Show) and
Irish American Films ( Duffy’s Cut, History of Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day, Out and About Philadelphia
Irish/Sky TV). Synopsis and pertinent company information embedded below. Parties interested in
public exhibitions of the film should contact Shawn Swords [email protected]
or James Kirlin at [email protected]
Screening    Mandeville Hall Teletorium
“The Lads from Swampoodle” is the story of a group of friends, primarily Irish and Italian Catholics that grew up in The Swampoodle section of Philadelphia in the 1950’s and 1960’s then served in Vietnam and remained lifelong friends and a support group for each other after The War and over the course of the rest of their lives. The story explores the history of Swampoodle, the milieu they grew up in, their relationships with each other, their community and church, the impact of de-industrialization on their community, family and friends, the trauma of war and long-term collateral damage of war. The film also explores the residents of Swampoodle and Catholic Philadelphia’s long rich history of military service and commitment dating back to The Revolutionary War.
American Veterans Media is comprised of noted military scholars, veterans themed media entities, veterans, veterans advocates and the production team that produced “Remember The 27 Crusaders” about the 27 students from Father Judge High School that died during The Vietnam War and several other documentaries (Wages of Spin, Charlie Gracie Fabulous, Duffy’s Cut) and television content that has been exhibited/distributed thru PBS, Fox, TCM, UPN and Irish/Sky TV.